Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology

Gender, Sex and Sexualities

Gender, Sex and Sexualities

Dr Bianca Fileborn, University of Melbourne
Dr Rachel Loney-Howes, University of Wollongong
Dr Larissa Sandy, University of Nottingham

Criminology in Australia and New Zealand is internationally renowned for leading research across a range of areas relating to gender identity and sexuality. The Gender, Sex & Sexualities thematic group aims to bring together scholars, students, activists and practitioners working across all aspects of criminology that relate to gender identity and sexuality. The group strives to provide an inclusive and productive space for driving critical, theoretical, empirical, and applied thinking.

We welcome people at all stages of their careers whose work focuses on areas including,
but not limited to:
  • Gender-based violence (including sexual and domestic violence) 
  • Masculinities
  • Legal and discursive regulation of gender, sex and sexualities (incl. emerging identities)
  • Trans and gender-diverse lives
  • Indigenous sexual and gender identities
  • Sex work and pornography
  • The regulation of sexual practices (normative and non-normative)
  • The legal production/construction and regulation of sex, gender and sexualities
  • LGBTQ+ communities’ experiences of the criminal legal system
  • Queer criminology
  • Theories of genders and sexualities
  • Research methods for exploring and examining genders and sexualities
  • Advocacy, activism and social justice

Aims and objectives
  • Foster collaborative, collegial and cross-disciplinary relationships between scholars, students and activists in the field; 
  • Support the career development of early career researchers;
  • Support academic development of methodologies and methodological expertise;
  • Enhance understandings of how gender identity, sexuality and sex shape crime and criminal legal responses;
  • Develop pedagogical practices and teaching materials that strengthen the relationship between gender, sexuality,  crime and justice;
  • Promote criminological research and theory using a gendered, intersectional, and/or queer lens;
  • Organise and promote ANZSOC conference sessions that relate to gender identity, sexualities and crime, and other events throughout the year
  • Enhance the profile and impact of work relating to gender identity and sexuality in criminology.

Sophie Hindes, University of Melbourne
Mary Illiadis, Deakin University
Gail Mason, University of Sydney
Toby Miles-Johnson, QUT
Justin Ellis, University of Newcastle
Andy Kaladelfos, UNSW
Nicole Asquith, University of Tasmania
Angela Dwyer, University of Tasmania
Bridget Harris, QUT
Danielle Tyson, Deakin University
Matthew Ball, QUT
Lynzi Armstrong,
Victoria University of Wellington
Asher Flynn, Monash University
Matthew Mitchell, University of Melbourne
Dave McDonald, University of Melbourne
Nicola Henry, RMIT
Georgina Heydon, RMIT
Kate Fitzgibbon, Monash University

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